Out and about in the Lakes*

Lake District blog

On a hugely hot and sunny morning we headed up on an adventure in the Lakes. I was partially struck with a cold, which meant I felt considerably better in myself, no ill or exhausted feelings; it was sooo much of a relief

for me to feel relatively normal! We found some beautiful little places that I had all but forgotten about.

In collaboration with amazing scooter company Skate Hut, bringing you fun ways to encourage your kiddos to get outdoors, here are a couple of my favourite places to take my little one in the Lake District…

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Welcome to Rydal, situated between Ambleside and Grasmere! There are some lovely hideaways here, including Rydal Mount, William Wordsworth’s last home, and Rydal Hall and Gardens, where we visited last May. This beautiful little cottage lies just beside the road way in Rydal, almost hidden. I always see when we go past so couldn’t resist taking a photograph or three. Roses climb its nether side, its chimney is so cute!

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Imagine having a beck at the foot of your garden, with sheep roaming freely! For me it is the epitome of happiness, a garden full of animals and a shady, leafy place with a stone bridge and water running through. There is a lovely mile long footpath to take, leading to back to beautiful town Ambleside. 

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Come summertime, the Lakes becomes a storybook world with delights of beck and lake paddling, flower braiding and hill gazing, all on ones doorstep. Sweet balmy wildflowers, unfurling bracken shoots, baby dockweeds and foxgloves rear their heads, peeking out behind milk white cliffs of limestone.

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It’s the perfect place to escape to, with babbling brooks, green, leafy clearings and beautiful gardens by the roadside. We even managed to find a family of baby swans by the jetty on Lake Windermere!

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We took rest beside beautiful Waterhead Pier, the most beautiful scene. Here you can take a ferry ride out on the lake and there are little duck and swan families, chips and ice cream cafes and little diners. Look at the colour of that water! It is situated between Windermere and Ambleside and the pier and nearby Borrans park are perfect places to take a stroll, a picnic, ride bikes or scooters or bring young children… 

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Like this cutie patootie! Oscar had the best time paddling in the shallows where the lake meets the shore and throwing stones and pebbles. It’s so lovely to step away from modern life and become a child again, if only for an afternoon, indulging in the simple pleasures of splashing, swimming and stone skipping.

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The temperature was Oscar approved! It was so nice to see him play, splash in the water and get absolutely soaked. Lake Windermere was so beautiful and clear, sparkling in the sunshine and later we laid out our clothes on the grass to dry resulted in a naked Oscar trying to throw them back in the lake.

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There are so many more adventures to take in the Lakes, I wish I could spend every summer’s day exploring. I can’t wait to gift Oscar a little toddler scooter, he will love it so much! Bonus points that we wouldn’t have to take the pushchair. Where would you head to on your Lakes adventure? ♡

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    Elegant-e
    June 27, 2017 / 3:38 am

    Great pictures, have a good day

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      elizabeth
      June 30, 2017 / 10:30 pm

      Aw thanks so much Diana, so kind! ♡

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    Adventures in May
    June 27, 2017 / 6:17 am

    Looks so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing x

    Nev | Miss Nev

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      elizabeth
      June 30, 2017 / 10:30 pm

      Aw thank you so much Nev! ♡

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    Unknown
    June 27, 2017 / 11:11 am

    I can feel the serenity through these pictures.

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      elizabeth
      June 30, 2017 / 10:31 pm

      Aw so sweet, thanks so much Ray! 😀 ♡

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    UpYourVlog
    June 27, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Such a pretty place!

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      elizabeth
      June 30, 2017 / 10:31 pm

      Thanks so much Natalie! 😀 ♡

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    Maddie
    June 27, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    These photos are so pretty! I love Lake Windermere, I always found that part of the Lake District so magical as a child because Lake Coniston, which isn't far from there, is where Swallows and Amazons was set. We stayed in a place on the lake a few years ago for a family wedding and it was picturesque, I would love to go back.

    Maddie | thatplacecalledhere.blogspot.co.uk

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    Fatina
    June 27, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    The views are spectacular! Such amazing, would love to visit the place 🙂

    Anyway, hi Elizabeth! Thank you dropping on my blog, here I am, paid a visit here and follow your blog also follow your bloglovin!

    Fatina xx | theinfinitywords.blogspot.com

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    Simone Cajá
    June 27, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    Great Pictures <3

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    Unknown
    June 27, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Such beautiful photos!

    Jill
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    Stacey
    June 27, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    This post came just at the right time. We're heading to the Lake District later this year and I'm looking for some nice things to do while we're there. We're planning on revisiting some of my childhood faves like Lake Windermere, the World of Beatrix Potter and Keswick.

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    Jacqueline Elliott
    June 28, 2017 / 12:22 am

    Wow! Rydal looks beautiful! I would love to look around that little cottage <3 magical. I'm glad you two had a lovely time!

    -Jacqueline
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    EnerpatKara
    June 28, 2017 / 6:18 am

    Such beautiful photos!
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    Kirsten Wick
    June 28, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I love the Lake District so so much and hopefully we'll go back soon. Last time we went to Rydal Mount and absolutely LOVED it. Have a fab day. Kirsten x

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    Daniela
    June 28, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    This place looks wonderful! It must be so relaxing to spend some time there!Thank you for sharing!

    Daniela
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    Tabitha Courtney
    June 28, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Such lovely photos, Oscar looked like he had a lot of fun in the water! I have been to the Lakes twice before and I just love visiting. There is so much to see and explore, definitely a favourite location of mine!

    Tabitha xx ( whattabithaloves.blogspot.co.uk/)

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    ALLIE NYC
    June 28, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    Oh wow what a wonderful day trip, like a fairytale. Love your photos too, just lovely.

    Allie of
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    Unknown
    June 29, 2017 / 6:32 am

    This lake look so peaceful and the perfect place for a get away!

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    Kris
    June 29, 2017 / 6:47 am

    Love the pics!
    Have a lovely day,
    xx Kris

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    Unknown
    June 29, 2017 / 7:48 am

    I do love the Lake District – Lake Windemere in particular is fab! Great photos too, you've managed to capture the beauty of the place perfectly!

    Heather xx

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    Unknown
    June 29, 2017 / 9:22 am

    This looks so beautiful! I want to go there 🙂

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    Clare
    June 29, 2017 / 11:57 am

    These photos look so pretty! I really want to visit 🙂

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    Unknown
    June 29, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos

    xo | Cindy Elena
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    Amanda Caroline
    June 29, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Que lugar incrível! Lindas fotos <3
    Estou seguindo seu blog
    Beijos

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    Unknown
    June 30, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Aw he's such a cutie! It looks like such a magical place to grow up.

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    Unknown
    June 30, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Hi Clara! It seems like a fun time at the lake 🙂 He's so adorable! And your photos are too pretty too! I wonder how you edit your photos? Following you now on GFC! Hear from you soon!

    Love,
    Airish | Gorgeous Glance
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    Pauline
    June 30, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    I had mentioned before how much I love the Lake District, I have not gone to visit yet but I will do soon. 🙂 Your photos and blog have made me want to visit even more now! ^_^

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    Julia
    July 1, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    I remember your post about Rydal, it is such a dreamy place! The Lake District really looks like it's straight out of a fairytale – at least the places you visit. You know how to pick them well!

    Julia x
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    Moonsparkle
    July 5, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Looks beautiful. 🙂 I would visit Kendall as my nana used to live there near there when she was young. Also Hill Top Farm where Beatrix Potter lived and the World of Beatrix Potter!

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    julie @ jewelswandering.com
    July 7, 2017 / 4:51 am

    Such a dreamy place! The one time I was up in the Lake District was almost winter time, so not as lush!

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    Unknown
    July 13, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    I love the Lake District! We're actually headed there next month so I'll definitely check out that view from Waterhead Pier! Lovely pictures and a lovely blog! Rachel x

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    preppy_pink_piglet
    July 13, 2017 / 1:08 pm

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    preppy_pink_piglet
    July 13, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    Love the pics…so beautiful…and Oscar is adorable <3

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    Sarah @ Raiin Monkey
    July 20, 2017 / 1:24 am

    Wow, such gorgeous photographs! Rydal looks and sounds so lovely 🙂 I would love to visit there some day! What a beautiful cottage too, so dreamy. It looks like you all had such a fantastic day x

    Sarah | Raiin Monkey

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